Sarens entered US Heavy lift and heavy haul space in 2009 by acquiring Rigging International, a company based in California. We officialy changed the name to Sarens USA, INC. in 2012.
Sarens USA, INC has offices in Houston from where we cover the Gulf area, in Montana from where we cover the Midwest, and in Rowesville from where we cover the East coast.
We provide Engineered Heavy Lifting Services
Heavy Transport Services
Decomissioning and Dismantling Services
Houston, Texas (Office & Yard)
10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, TX 77044
Tel: 832 536 3669
Fax: 832 615 2678
Missoula, Montana (Office)
Missoula, MT 59808
Tel: 406 543 4427
Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 832 714 0176
Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778
Tel: 225 450 7027
Sarens was commissioned by Zhejiang Thermal Power (ZTPC) to perform the transport and load-out the jacket and topside of a transformer module and the jacket for Jiaxing’s #1 offshore wind farm having total capacity of 300MW and situated 20km away from the coast in Ningbo, China.
The jacket weighed 900T and measured 22,7mx21,7mx16m while the transformer topside weighed 3400T and measured 33,5mx37,8mx16,8m. Both the load-out operations were executed in a challenging transversal direction.
The load-out of the jacket was completed this past January and the load-out of the transformer topside was completed mid-May during the Covid-19 pandemic with all safety measures and following social distancing norms.
Considering the special structure of the transformer module, our team collaborated with the client and designed the transport beams for load spreading requirements. Our team decided to deploy the normal SPMTs and SPMT splits. This was the first time that SPMT Splits were used in China for a transformer module load-out. The SPMT Split were cut longitudinally from a normal SPMT providing lesser space limitation, enhanced capacity, high stability, and high cost economy.
In the entire operation the team faced a number of challenges which were dealt with utmost precision: